The Northerner

Not just surviving — thriving

Caitlin Centner and Tara Derington

October 26, 2011

Paula Morelli, certified nurse-midwife for St. Elizabeth Physicians Women’s Health, wasn’t surprised when her mammogram results came back abnormal. Morelli, a Northern Kentucky University alumna, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. “I always had a feeling the mammogram would come back...

Students counter Westboro protest

Tara Derington and Caitlin Centner

October 26, 2011

Police lined the street in front of Oak Hills High School Oct. 25, enforcing the First Amendment’s rights of free speech and to peaceably assemble. Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing soldiers’ funerals, protested the school’s right to have a gay-straight alliance group available...

Tailgating available on campus

Matt Neuhaus

October 26, 2011

Tailgating has two popular connotations. One is associated with impatient drivers, and the other is a gathering where people grill out, drink and participate in various activities before a sporting event. Although Northern Kentucky University is a dry campus, any student attending an event at The Bank...

Haunting novel sets mood for holiday

Roxanna Blevins

October 26, 2011

For those looking for a spooky book to get into the Halloween spirit, Vintage Books recently released an edition of “The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill. The novel is a chilling ghost story published originally by Hamish Hamilton in 1983. Narrator Arthur Kipps reflects on his past, presumably around...

Kabuki creator discusses career

Brandon Barb

October 13, 2011

David Mack is a busy man -- traveling from one comic book convention to next, appearing at live painting events in Los Angeles and New York City. Though his schedule is hectic, he still manages to find the time to work on his numerous projects. Such as adapting his “Kabuki” series into a film and...

iRIP: He made the 21st century

October 12, 2011

Candles flickered outside Apple stores, where bouquets of flowers encircled photos of Steve Jobs. Thousands of mourners replaced their Facebook photos with the black Apple logo. And tributes flooded in from world leaders and industry pillars, including Apple’s most bitter rivals. The outpouring of sentiment – the kind usually reserved for pop culture icons l...

Equality group calls policy unfair

Tara Derington

October 12, 2011

Since 1985, the United States Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from homosexual men. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questionable (LGBTQ) student activist group NKY Equality Now, is protesting to have the FDA policy removed. Last year, NKY Equality Now protested at...

APB brings students together to bust pumpkins as a community

Caitlin Centner

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s Activities Programming Board held their annual Pumpkin Bust in the West Oval located in front of Griffin Hall Tuesday, Oct. 11. Multiple student organizations gathered to participate in the event. Overall winner for the Pumpkin Bust was Freshman Service Leadership...


Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University Director of Jazz Studies William Hogg has a vision to empower at-risk youths. While Hogg’s vision is clear, it is proving to be a challenge to keep it alive. EMPOWER is a non-profit program focused on “return[ing] the roots of jazz and blues to urban areas,” according...

Local restaurant offers delicious, oversized meals for a good price

Rachel Martin

October 12, 2011

If the giant mural that spans one side of the building doesn’t spark your interest when you walk through the doors, and if you happen to miss the vintage mahogany bar brought up from an old Kentucky hotel, then maybe it will simply be the same friendly faces that let you know you are at Arthur’s...

iPhone rescue app returns to NKY

Cassie Stone and Cassie Stone

October 12, 2011

An iPhone application created by Northern Kentucky University students and faculty to help others in sudden cardiac arrest is coming back home to rescue people. A group of students and faculty from the Center for Applied Informatics created the Fire Department Mobile Application to notify subscribers...

10.10.11 is the date to remember

Claire Higgins

October 11, 2011

And it’s official. On Oct. 10, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba, state and local legislators, students and faculty, and community members celebrated the grand opening of Griffin Hall, the university’s newest state-of-the-art building. After public remarks from state and local...

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